$50 billion in new spending on transportation projects, enough, he said, to rebuild 150,000 miles of highways, 4,000 miles of railroad tracks. >> i want america to have the best infrastructure in the world. >> reporter: the plan, however, was immediately condemned by republicans in congress. "we don't need more government stimulus spending," said republican house leader john boehner. "we need to end the washington democrats' out-of-control spending spree." anticipating that reaction, the president hammered republicans for opposing him on absolutely everything. >> if i said the sky was blue, they'd say, no. if i said fish live in the sea, they'd say no. >> reporter: but white house officials acknowledge the plan announced today would not create jobs until sometime next year at the earliest, and they declined to say how many jobs would be created.